SVRG is recruiting new skaters NOW!

Look what happy creatures we are! Roller derby is F-U-N!! Photo: Jim Cottingham.

Look what happy creatures we are! Roller derby is F-U-N!! Photo: Jim Cottingham.

Do YOU have what it takes to be a Silicon Valley Roller Girl??

Maybe you’ve seen us in a bout. Maybe you’ve been surfing around the web looking into this whole roller derby thing. Maybe you’ve just been reading this blog.

Well, now’s the time to test your mettle!

You don’t need your own skates. You don’t even need awesome skating skills. What you do need is a good attitude and the mental and physical toughness to take on the challenge of roller derby.

If you are interested in joining the league, we invite you to come and watch a practice at San Jose Skate. After observing a practice, you are welcome to come skate with us on Monday, June 22, 8 to 10 pm, and Wednesday, June 24, 8 to 10 pm. Please note if you choose to skate, there is a $10 drop-in fee that includes skate rental if you need it. You must bring safety gear (kneepads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouthguard) in order to skate. (You’ll need to buy your own mouthguard, which costs a couple of bucks, but if you don’t have equipment please let us know; we do have a couple of extra sets of pads.)

Once you have attended a practice, we will be holding a recruitment meeting on Sunday, June 28, at 8 pm in which we will explain the league and answer any questions you may have. You must bring a photocopy of your driver’s license and any current health insurance information to the recruitment meeting.

After attending the recruitment meeting, all new recruits will attend an 8 week bootcamp in which you will get the opportunity to learn all the skills required to skate according to WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.) This also enables new skaters to get the personal attention they need, no matter their skill level.

If you are interested in skating with us, we encourage you to come check it out and get information. There will only be one more recruitment session this calendar year, so if you are interested, don’t hesitate–DO IT NOW!!!

If you are interested, please contact our amazing recruitment coordinator, Juicy K. Tore, at .


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